Welcome to the Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter’s River Touring Section (RTS).  Most of the 300+ RTS members are canoeists, both whitewater and quiet-water, but there are also a few whitewater kayakers and sea-kayakers. All paddlers are welcome; at the moment most of the club's activities focus on river canoeing. Our ages range from 8 to 80.  You may join RTS by coming on a trip with us or by getting in touch with the Section Chair. We will put you on the RTS mailing list after you complete the sign-up sheet that trip leaders pass around at the put-in for each trip. And you will stay on the list so long as you paddle with us at least one trip every other year. Members get advance notice of the trips for the coming season and an invitation to the annual meeting. There are no dues at this time. We encourage all those who paddle with us to join the National Sierra Club, but we don't check your card at the put-in. That's all there is to becoming an RTS member. 

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The mission of the River Touring Section is to coordinate paddling trips , mostly in Wisconsin, to promote on-the-water safety, and improve paddling skills.  We have about 45 trips per year, late March through late October, on both quiet-water and white-water rivers, guided by volunteer leaders. A complete trip list is published here and in the March-April issue of the Muir View, the Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter's quarterly newsletter.  Usually, shorter lists of remaining trips are published in subsequent issues.  This year, there is also a special celebration of the Wisconsin Wild Rivers Act Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Florence, WI.  We hope to see you there!  

In order to participate on one of the Sierra Club's outings, you will need to sign a individual liability waiver or your trip leader may choose to use the group sign-in sheet with a liability waiver.  The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. 

We hold teaching clinics for beginning whitewater and quiet water paddlers in May/June of each year; to support river conservation organizations.  We give financial support to the work of the River Alliance of Wisconsin , American Rivers , and American Whitewater. Some trip leaders participate in National River Cleanup Week; and to facilitate communication among members of RTS.  In late January we send each member an annual meeting report, a current list of the section's members with addresses and phone numbers, and a preview list of the trips planned for the year.  Contact RTS Chair Rich Krieg for more information at: (920) 660-3557 or eddyout@gmail.com.
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